Build My Church: The Annual Catholic Appeal
Shortly after his election, His Holiness Pope Francis called on Catholics worldwide, with St. Francis as an example, “to build up the Church….With [every] movement in our lives, let us build!” Today we see the renewal of faith and the building of our Church from within our own Catholic communities, parishes and schools. Each small act of charity in each small pocket of faith is like leaven in the loaf.
By making a pledge to the Annual Catholic Appeal, you provide the tools to fulfill Christ’s command to Build My Church. Your generosity supports Catholic education, youth programs and retreats, marriage preparation, the education and formation of our priests and deacons, while establishing many other channels of grace. Building the Church is a spiritual endeavor to strengthen faith through service to the poor, those who are homeless and hungry, the sick and those imprisoned by poverty in its many forms.